Official Tweets from NASA's Kennedy Space Center
Welcome to the Sunshine State, @ESASolarOrbiter 🌞 @esa ’s Sun-studying spacecraft completed its intercontinental journey ahead of it’s interplanetary voyage set to launch Feb. 2020 on board a @ulalaunch Atlas V 🚀 #SolarOrbiter
In the latest episode of the Rocket Ranch podcast, we chat with our @Commercial_Crew partners, @BoeingSpace and @SpaceX , about how they are preparing to transport humans safely to and from the @Space_Station :
This morning, @BoeingSpace is putting its CST-100 #Starliner launch abort system to the test at Launch Complex 32 on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Tune in starting at 8:50 a.m. ET to watch the live coverage ➡️
#ICYMI the fourth and final engine was installed on the @NASA_SLS rocket! 🚀 The rocket core stage will provide over 2 million pounds of thrust when it launches from Launch Pad 39B here at Kennedy Space Center:
What happens when you combine @NASA tools with today's video game technology? This free software program offers a virtual trial run to employees learning to install sensitive flight hardware in tight spaces. Get it for yourself here:
#ICYMI the @NASA_Orion crew and service module was lifted out of the Final Assembly and Test cell ahead of its transport to NASA’s Plum Brook Station where it will undergo environmental testing to be certified for launch of the first #Artemis mission:
At 11:22 a.m. #OTD 50 years, the Apollo 12 crew launched atop a Saturn V rocket 🚀 on the way to the moon. The second moon mission was more ambitious than the first. The goal: complete two spacewalks and stay on the lunar surface for more than 30 hours:
On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A on a journey to the Moon and into history. 🌑 Join @NASA as we celebrate the #Apollo50th with live shows and events across the country:
When @SpaceX ’s #Dragon 🐉 launches on the company’s 18th resupply mission to the @Space_Station , it will have the #Apollo50th logo near the side-hatch to commemorate the historic launch of Apollo 11. Live coverage for launch begins at 6 p.m. ET:
#OTD in 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she launched from Pad 39A aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. 🚀 Learn more about her path to becoming a Mission Specialist for @NASA :
The NASA family lost seven of its own on Jan, 28, 1986. Today, 27 years later we remember these brave men and women.
50 years ago today, the world watched as astronauts set foot on the lunar surface for the first time. This #Apollo50th we celebrate one small step, and the giant leaps we continue to achieve:
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday! May it be filled with tons of beautiful images and wonderful memories!